Bend to restrict homeless camping starting in March

City Council members in the central Oregon city of Bend have approved strict new rules for homeless camping that will limit where, when and how peo...

November 27, 2022
6:16 AM

City Council members in the central Oregon city of Bend have approved strict new rules for homeless camping that will limit where, when and how people can live outside, as a growing number of cities across the state, including Portland, seek to control encampments amid a surging homelessness crisis driven by an affordable housing shortage and the coronavirus pandemic.OPB reports that the code change, approved Wednesday, will require people camping on city property and public right-of-ways such as sidewalks and landscaping strips to move locations by 600 feet, or one block, every 24 hours.

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